Article By: XGN Starlight
When it comes to gaming, there are many one could choose from. There are mmo’s, rpg’s and many more different styles that are applied to them, making them unique and eye catching. Among them is one of the newer games the last of us 2: a PlayStation exclusive. Sony announced The Last Of Us 2 at E3 in 2016, where we first got a glimpse of the trailer for Naughty Dogs sequel to their 2013 release of the game. Which according to Sony takes place five years after the first game. In the game you play as Ellie an orphaned young woman who survived the onslaught of what is essentially the zombie apocalypse, in turn discovering that she is in fact immune to the infection that has people turning into mindless flesh eating zombies.
She learns to defend herself as she travels her way through different situations while fighting off the undead. After the first game we saw she lost many of the friends she made along with her parents. She has to relearn how to trust as well as fight. The older Ellie comes across a mysterious cult in which she and a few others must overcome. Along with battling the the undead the cult brings about many more challenges in her life that she must learn to defend against. Ellie runs into Joel a nomad of sorts and they set out in search of the fireflies to see about why she was immune to the infection that spread causing the onslaught of the zombies.The fireflies are a group of people who are trying to come up with solutions to finding a cure for the infection.
Traveling across country, Joel and Ellie run into many people who they believe will help them only to discover their plot to capture and use them for furthering the agendas of their respective groups. After being captured or injured the duo become closer than ever though when Joel discovers that in order to procure a cure for the infection the fireflies would have to remove a portion of Ellie’s brain that is infected essentially killing her.
Finally not wanting to be separated from her, Joel isn’t willing to let Ellie die he escapes with her and they continue on their journey of survival together. The last of us part 2 has received multiple awards since announcing the game. The interactive and innovative motion and imaging that Naughty Dog and Sony have created has been swooned over by many.
The game allows for both single and multiplayer scenarios where as Ellie you experience the zombie apocalypse in a whole new way. Sneaking around in the bushes, hunting and surviving wave after wave of these flesh eaters. Giving you the ability to learn basic survival skills that it would require in order to survive. You learn to work alone and in a group to protect yourself and others while doing the only thing you can, killing hordes of the undead. The graphics allow you to see clearly the areas, people, animals and zombies while you travel across country. As of yet the release date for such an amazing game has yet to be revealed by Naughty Dog or Sony. But fear not because when it does come out rest assured it will have been time well spent for such an amazing game. But in all the excitement we have only one question for you: have you played it yet?
*Info and dates were gathered from usgamer.net https://www.usgamer.net/articles/12-09-2018-the-last-of-us-part-2-release-date-characters-story-trailer-everything-we-know